Wednesday, December 28, 2005
Comanche Code Talkers
This weeks Wednesday Hero isn't centered around just one soldier. It's about a whole race of soldiers. The Indian Code Talkers. For those that don't know who they were, they were American Indian soldiers who worked their respective languages into a code for the military to use. There're two misunderstandings most people have about the Indian Code Talkers.

1) That they were only Navajo. That's because they're the most famous. But there were also Comanche and Choctaw Code Talkers with Choctaw being the first.

2) That they were only used during W.W.II. They were also used during W.W.I.

Now what's so special about the Code Talkers is that the Germans and Japanese had broken every code system the United States had used. Except one. Had it not been for the Indian Code Talkers, the outcome of either war may very well have been very different.

Great link you should read.

There's a great movie out called Windtalkers that's about the Code Talkers. It stars Nicholas Cage and Adam Beach. If you've never seen it, this would be the perfect time to do so.
These brave men and women risk their lives so that others may enjoy the freedoms we get to enjoy everyday. For that, I am proud to call them Hero.

If you have a loved who has served or is currently serving in the armed forces, and would like for me to profile them as a Wednesday Hero, I would be proud to. Just email me with some info and a photo.
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